Steeped in natural beauty and aquamarine waters, St. Lucia is an island of luxury and adventure. Spend your time stretched out on silky sand and swimming in exquisite seas, or try your hand at windsurfing at Gros Point. Explore the quiet shores of the Maria Islands Nature Reserve or shop the bustling outdoor market of Castries. Soak in the mineral baths of Soufrière or play a round of golf at the beautiful course at La Toc. Mountains blanketed with lush vegetation, waterfalls, hidden beaches, excellent restaurants, luxury resorts, and an atmosphere of warmth and welcome make St. Lucia irresistible.
Located in the northern tip of St. Lucia along the sweeping arc of a sheltered bay, the town of Rodney Bay is an enchanting hub for shopping, open-air dining, live music, and energetic nightlife. A man-made lagoon shelters sailboats and luxury yachts; it’s oceanfront is graced with the golden sands of Reduit Beach. The waters of Rodney Bay are some of the calmest and clearest on the island, great for swimming, diving, and sailing. Head out to nearby Pigeon Island National Park to visit two other beautiful beaches and get a glimpse of St. Lucia’s French and British Naval history at the site of 18th-century military ruins.
A golden expanse of sand tucked away on the coast outside of Castries, La Toc beach is a hidden paradise set against verdant hills and resplendent seas. La Toc’s luxurious all-inclusive resort offers incredible cuisine, oceansides bars, soothing spas, and a beautiful golf course. There are plenty of opportunities beyond soaking up the sun—go scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and more. St. Lucia’s capital Castries is just up the road, and has a lively market, leafy parks, and sweeping views from the hilltop fortress ruins of Morne Fortune.
Colonial-era facades and colorful storefronts line the coast in the charming center of Soufrière. Founded by the French as the island’s original capital, Soufrière is the cultural heart of the St. Lucia and is enmeshed in breathtaking scenery. Set between the twin volcanic towers of Petit Piton and Gros Piton, Sugar Beach boasts incredible views from land and sea. Take a break from the sun and wander among the tropical flowers and trees of Diamond Botanical Gardens, or soak in the park’s mineral baths set atop natural hot springs.